Reference : 586616

Team Lead (CNC Machining 2nd shift)

  • Technical Production
  • United States GARDEN GROVE
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 06/15/2021

Position description

Nature and Scope of Role

The Team Lead is responsible for mentoring employees (lead through example) in 5S, safety policies, product quality and manufacturing requirements and instructions.   The Team Lead serves as a mentor, supports production by moving material and, in case of an unscheduled team member absence, will produce product with the goal of No One Gets Hurt, Zero Defects to the Customer and 100% Schedule Attainment.

Train new employees and provide Team Members with daily objectives, developing and implementing good ideas to motivate employee productivity and communicating with upper management to determine the best methods for meeting business goals.

Essential Functions

  • Move material from Point of Use (POU), as necessary, to keep all team members at their machines to ensure schedule attainment.
  • Provide input/feedback to the Shift Supervisor when potential issues are discovered that can negatively impact the schedule and jeopardize schedule attainment. 
  • Fill-in for absent team members to ensure schedule attainment.
  • Ensure all team members and temporary workers have received the appropriate safety training, mentor through on-the-job training, and make recommendations to the Shift Supervisor of team members that able/willing to learn other roles successfully.
  • Lead team 5S and safety activities, submit SMAT/TF4 & TF5 reports and ensure adherence to the expected level of standard.  Meet all individual safety targets as required.
  • Encourage compliance by following all company policies related to attendance, dress code, cell phone usage, smoking, parking, etc…
  • Proactively participate in process improvement (FLUX/WCM) teams and encourage participation by team members by running machines/filling in while their team members participate in these activities.
  • Conduct cycle counts in all POU stocking locations, per procedure, to ensure components/ material is available as needed.
  • Maximize machine up-time by ensuring all Autonomous Maintenance checklists are completed daily on machines in the area of responsibility in accordance with the procedure.
  • Prepare and submit maintenance work order requests to ensure equipment is in proper working condition.


Required Skills & Experience:

  • Must be proficient in the following position:
    • CNC Mill/Lathe Machinist A – Certified
  • Vocational certification required where applicable or equivalent years of proven exceptional performance.
  • Determine project completion timeline and monitor progress to keep the project on track and on schedule.
  • Manage the flow of day-to-day operations.
  • Communicate clear instructions to team members to avoid any confusion and error.
  • Good computer skills with ability to efficiently navigate QAD.
  • Good communication skills – written and oral (high school diploma or equivalent).
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing preferred.
  • Mentor skills – ability to lead by example and encourage positive communication and motivation.
  • Forklift certification.
  • Create and distribute reports to update management on team’s progress.


  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Majority of the day is spent in a manufacturing  environment.
  • Ability to stand majority of the shift. 
  • Work 2nd shift Hours (Monday to Friday).
  • Ability to work overtime as needed.  

Who are we ?

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is one of seven businesses within the Innovative Materials Sector, which is spear-heading the advancement of innovation within the Group. Performance Plastics is a recognized leader in the advanced polymer technology market with access to state-of-the-art manufacturing and research & development facilities around the world.

Through close partnerships with our business leaders, our team works to support the achievement of business goals while emphasizing the PPL values of accountability, trust, initiative, respect and helping.

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